This year has been such a whirlwind for me. I experienced my first love (and first heartbreak). I changed my major as a junior in college. I completed an amazing summer internship. I joined a research lab that I love. I now have my own apartment.
There have been a lot of changes and lots of ups and downs. It is challenging to stay grounded among all these life changing events. Each day is a process and I learn something new everyday. I learned to just accept life the way it is. I am incredibly grateful for all that I have. I am so fortunate to have a supportive family and friends. I go to my dream school in the best city in the world. Whenever I am having a tough time, I stop and reflect. I ask myself if the obstacle is really that big of a deal. I am someone that tends to overreact to situations. However, when I have the time to process it all, I realize that I made something a bigger deal than it actually is.
I would have to say that the hardest thing that happened to me this year was heartbreak. For two months, I was lost. I didn’t know what to do or who I was. However, when school started and I had much more things to do deal with, I slowly began to discover myself again. I am a completely different person than I was before this relationship. I am trying to learn how to take care of myself better and do what is best for me. I am much more guarded and don’t let other people negatively influence me. I also realize that life is so long and that I have to move on. This healing process showed me who was there for me during one of my worst times. They mean the world to me. I am also glad that I went through this when I was still young because I can learn from mistakes.
I hope that for whoever is reading this that life goes better for you. You deserve the world.